Star-studded Event with Concert by Miley Cyrus at the 20th Annual A Time For Heroes Family Picnic Sponsored by Disney to Benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
LOS ANGELES, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities helped create a generation free of HIV at the 20th annual A Time For Heroes Family Picnic, held June 7 in Los Angeles in support of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. More than 80 of Hollywood's best-known names volunteered their time as "heroes" working carnival-style game booths and interacting with guests and families. Drawn from the worlds of film, television, fashion, sports and music were such attendees as Heidi Klum, Mark Wahlberg, Dwyane Wade, Billy Crystal, Sharon Stone, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Tony Hawk among many others. The day was topped off with a musical performance by superstar and Disney recording artist Miley Cyrus. The fun-filled day combined play with purpose as guests also learned about the Foundation's 20-year history of battling pediatric AIDS and helping children and families around the world. The event raised more than $1.3 million for the fight against pediatric AIDS.
Kids and families were dazzled with many activities and surprises including:
In addition to the activities and carnival games, guests were treated to an array of fabulous food from some of Los Angeles's finest restaurants including: AKASHA, BEACON: An Asian Cafe, BLT Steak, Drago Ristorante, Roy's and many others.
"The incredible generosity of Disney and all of our sponsors along with the extraordinary support of so many committed individuals make our work possible," said Pamela W. Barnes, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. "Their dedication and hard work is speeding progress toward the day when we will have a generation free of HIV."
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About the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a worldwide leader in the fight against pediatric AIDS. Its innovative research programs, collaborative training initiatives, advocacy efforts, and rapidly expanding international prevention and treatment programs are bringing dramatic changes to the lives of children and families affected by HIV and AIDS worldwide. For more information, visit www.pedaids.org.
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